Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice....more
Posts Tagged: asia
Vanessa Hua discusses her debut collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, writing fiction in order to understand life as an American-born child of immigrants, and the importance of literary community. ...more
So much for the ‘glamour’ of selling pretty things to pretty people. ...more
Ravi Shankar discusses Singaporean poetry in the last fifty years, Hindu mythology, translation, and his complicated relationship to his heritage. ...more
There were chains. History books always describe the chains. ...more
Department of The Japanese are Better Than Us: polar bear clouds!
Also on the Asian whimsy front, in Thailand you can have food served to you by a samurai robot....more